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50% of People Who Think They Have a Food Allergy Don't. It Might Be This Instead

Food intolerances are not the same as food allergies, but it seems a lot of people mistake one for the other.

Prescription Allergy Drug Soon to Be Available OTC

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Xyzal Allergy 24HR (levocetirizine dihydrochloride; Sanofi) tablets and oral solution as over-the-counter (OTC)

More people developing red meat allergy from tick bites

An increasing number of people are developing allergies to red meat, and doctors believe the one thing many of them have in common are tick bites.

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You’re almost certainly using the word 'allergies' wrong

Each year, approximately 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Their suffering can take many forms, from the seasonal snifflers who track the ups and downs of the pollen count like the stock market...

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Farm Living Inversely Linked with Skin Allergy

Farm living is inversely associated with allergy, including skin allergy, suggesting that environmental exposures may protect against allergy not only in childhood, but also in late adulthood.

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Allergic Reactions in Acid-Suppressive Meds

The risk of developing an allergic disease, including asthma, was significantly increased in those who had received acid-suppressive medications or antibiotics during the first 6 months of life, a recent study found.

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Birch Pollen-Related Foods Can Trigger Dermatitis Reactions

HealthDay News — In patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) and birch pollen allergy, consumption of birch pollen-related foods is associated with allergic reactions and deterioration of AD, according to a study published online April 13 in Allergy.

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Oral Allergy Syndrome

Oral allergy syndrome, also known as pollen-food syndrome,is caused by cross-reacting allergens found in both pollen and raw fruits, vegetables, or some tree nuts. The immune system recognizes the pollen and similar proteins in the food and directs an allergic response to it.

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